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torture and talking to the situations. themselves all those months on spaces streets i made calls will the government to go after a fresh round of budget cuts a sees a spike in university fees and the end of free prescription drugs for pensioners. tunisia could be stretched to the limits the country gives them full protests and even strikes on the day all the funeral of the opposition leader who's florida unleashed the new anti-government sentiment. and a draft bill in the u.k. aims to open up private online communications to the authorities but there are concerns that that's taking national security a step too far. it's
one pm here in moscow you live with us on our t.v. with meet a bomb of the. it wasn't quite the grilling that many had predicted as president obama's pick to head the cia face the senate in his confirmation hearing session began with taunts and cheers before the audience was cheered out while makers and poked and prodded john brennan on themes from torture to drones but appeared to back off when push came to shove arches gannets as you can now report on the questions that weren't asked. what most people expected to hear was how does the u.s. government make decisions as to who should be on their kill list and mr brennan would certainly be the most appropriate person to ask because he's known to have been in charge of the kill list and he's known as the architect of the administration's targeted assassinations program so the question of who the drones are targeting was critical and one of the senators asked john brennan whether there should be at least some judicial oversight over those executions by drones and here's what he
said none of those actions or to determine past guilt for those actions that he took the decisions that are made or to take action so that we prevent a future action to protect american lives so the rationale that john brennan gave for not going to court is that the administration is not in the business of punishing individuals but it's in the business of preventing attacks he basically says the u.s. government could execute people who or what they haven't done yet and you would expect a follow up questions from lawmakers as to how the administration determines the level of threat as these people constitute let's imagine an angry yemeni man who writes in his blog bag he hates america as you can see why died in a drone strike and he wants to take revenge is that enough to justify him being killed by a drone there are so many questions about how the administration decides to put someone on their kill list and yet there was not near another grilling on the part of the senators to gets recidivist answers prior to the hearing
a memo was released which the justice department handed over to congress and according to the memo the government can kill people overseas even without evidence that they are actively plotting against the u.s. the paper states that the u.s. would be able to kill a u.s. citizen or non-citizen overseas when one quote an informed high level of social of the u.s. government determines that target is an imminent threat to them here for also suggest that such decisions would not be subject to judicial review and outlines a broad definition of what constitutes imminent some. at the very beginning of the hearing as john brennan was delivering his remarks he was interrupted five times or so by protesters who stood up and express these shouted out rather their opposition to those executions senators had to take a recess for for the protesters to be removed from the hearing and these protests are steered by numerous reports that drone strikes kill innocent people as well not just suspected terrorists everybody expected
a tough questions on drones but that did not happen john brennan got away with very broad answers like the program is saving lives and that you should take the administration's word for it. a private hearing elway to jump brennan when ordered to try it out to make holiday leave but given his performance at the senate activists and author david swanson a surprise he was nominated in the first place. someone who was deemed unacceptable four years free v.s.p. closing his involvement in torture and rendition is now acceptable because she engages in a program of murder and the goodness of the murder outweighs the bad list of the torture recent calls found that well only twenty four percent of americans support killing americans it's drones eighty three percent support killing nine americans with drones there is a clear bias you can do the math and see what percentage of americans are bigots were i dragged before us court charged with mass murder i could not sing your honor
right then what was drafted explaining why this is ok the president should not be able to do that either but that seems to be where the debate is going. the last week has seen the three major confirmation hearings with the senate ranging from peppering to right hostility on our website we've got more on how the three candidates might change america's foreign policy. tens of thousands of students and teachers have taken to the streets of spain on the largest day of protest so far i mean calls for the government to step aside spain's public sector is facing fresh cuts with the hits to the education expected to be nearly five billion euros polish mitt produce said artie's a rupee video agency's way to some of the demonstrators. hundreds of people are gathered here in madrid to complain about cuts in education they are mostly students parents of students and teachers but the education is not their only
concern they're also demanding the resignation of the government the government of money i know the whole has been accused of receiving bribes from private companies and opening bank accounts in switzerland look at other people you can see burton's saying calling spain the last vegas of the european union and also complaining about the lack of democracy that people are protesting and there is no solution to their complaints the salary of a teacher. if i have to pay a mortgage and everything i can to send two kids to university i will have the money and how is privatization in the educational sector hourman education in spain well they see everything us business no matter what you do it ok shouldn't should be an occasion for people to make money out of it today don't see it as a public service or not you know the whole service is the same they save you get to live you have a problem you are a customer and you are your good they're going to make money out of you it's just a rupture and they take the money and everything to their programs we have. no
provision for the public system this has become a trademark of the spanish the most gracious after every march those sweeping trucks come rapidly and sweep all the streets leaving no evidence that there was a demonstration against the government. a budget battle in brussels as a fresh e.u. summit kicks off the clock traditional economic policy and seeing eye to eye with britain leading calls for cuts to the budget as france accuses the u.k. of your posse on this just ahead. judy is bracing athol for a third straight day of street battles friday sees the funeral of a key opposition figure. is a theft the nation became a catalyst for the latest wave of anti-government fury the country's trade unions have also called a general strike to protest against a chill we believe murder which as some pin on the islamist leadership in the
latest showed on police used tear gas on a mob throwing stones angry protesters chanting and government slogans were trying to approach the country's interior ministry in the capital tunis actually its crew was also caught up in the end rest as artie's and maria from now reports temperatures are still very high and tensions are still at a very dangerous the very risky level the level that is threatening and challenging the security instability in this country protests have been continuing strong thursday we've seen many many people on the streets they've been many clashes between police and opposition supporters and again police has been using tear gas against protesters my crew and me we've been attacked by a group of youngsters we've just because we filmed them and that tells a lot of all the situation on the ground we've been hearing about similar violence and similar disturbances throughout the country especially in the southern part of tunisia where the headquarters of the ruling party has been vandalised the protests
may go even more violent intentions may go even further but there has been attempts to ease the tensions in the country from prime minister the idea was to form the government that will not be affiliated to any political party no parts of the government but the islamist party dominated tunisia's governing coalition rejected . from ministers decision we can understand the reason an internal political crisis it's definitely to be very hard for this country to overcome this crisis. georgia's parliament is aging the president out of power up following it down on dissent and revelations of human rights abuses now suck us really has been prevented from making is admiral address even though he's still president all the details coming up. and fly of words that i speak i feel a round of a day of celebration in russia's black sea resort of sochi marking one year until
the most expensive winter olympics and. the british government is trying to get its hands on private a weapon information it's a drone up with documentary food to buy some as a snoop is a charter which looks to give us always more rights to spy on us citizens online is why concerns over an invasion of privacy are served further looks now adds whether such measures could enhance national security. the main area of concern surrounds this the draft communications data bill and proposals in it that critics say could see the public left wide open to having their facebook accounts or twitter e-mails read anything that they visit online the websites that they gayety logs by the government now understandably they believe in hugely controversial with critics labeling it the snoop is charter now perhaps more concerning is the latest report
by the intelligence and security committee and they like to see a nationwide surveillance regime implemented now the government say that they need to do this to catch criminals and stop terrorism but there's lots of the members of the public saying where are safeguards when it comes to what we do online will seek more about this i'm now joined by professor and sneakily to the director studies security and intelligence studies at the university of akron thank you very much for joining us you are in support of the draft communications data below i heard you describe yourself at a recent talk the skunk at the picnic if these keys and these proposals are so unpopular why are the government pushing them through all the time when the government is pushing them through because the government realizes that they're needed some thirty million people use the internet to communicate with each other each day in the united kingdom people in this country fully accept that for more
than a hundred years. their telephone conversations are likely to be mine if they're seen as a national security risk if there is a suspicion that a particular person is engaging serious organized crime sex trafficking or terrorism the government can then institute through as a member of the public what if i do my emails for a well if you don't want your e-mails. nor be engaged in any kind of illegal activity your e-mails won't be pro if you want if you want complete privacy don't write any letters to your friends don't speak to them on the telephone and don't send them photographs of yourself in joking that can very much a journey to fester and see if he has that is the solution maybe it's the time for a big log of things hey someone is actually watching surface. image is everything even the amid the continuing economic crisis e.u.
leaders plan to spend millions on an online propaganda blitz aimed it enhancing the block's reputation wise the use of social media i have more on that story as well as others when we come back. well. it's technology innovation all the moves developments around russia we've got this huge earth covered. you know sometimes you see a story and it seems so you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else you hear or see some other part of it and realize that everything you thought you knew you don't know i'm sorry welcome to the big picture.
more news today violence is once again flared up. these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada. trying to corporations rule the day. welcome back you're watching our team aviate is have such a tough negotiations over the bloke's the next budget valid full seven years from twenty fourteen the financial wrestling comes with u.k. prime minister david cameron in one corner meeting called for may just spending cuts and crisis hit countries on the other. explains what else makes the talks so
complex. we've seen some of the leaders who had arrived here already making strong statements first of all david cameron continuously saying that if the budget is not brought down to a level that he is happy with there will be no deal we've heard from countries who are saying that they may use their veto if they're not happy such as the czech republic to simplify the vicar and going on right now it would be between a northern and southern countries you could say the wealthier nations versus those that actually depend more on the e.u. funding on the one hand you have countries like the u.k. germany the netherlands denmark these countries are supporting harsher cuts to the e.u. budget david cameron being the most radical and controversial taking this step now he has been demanding since november last year in two thousand and twelve that was the first try today is the second try and since that until now he's been demanding for cuts in brussels bureaucracy for instance but on the other side you have those countries who are dependent on these forums and one of the loudest voices on this
is a lot of friends also the u.k. is coming into this summit this is the first time since david cameron announced that in or out referendum that he said that he would pose the question of whether he should remain in the e.u. twenty seven if he's reelected in twenty fifteen of course this is a possibility of a creating even more tension in the u.k. with the cost benefit of actually being a member of the e.u. interpreted by the other members as not being a team player in this regard and also as this talk is happening talking about budget cuts on the e.u. level we see the budget cuts on a more local ground level we've seen the protests continuing even until today people very angry at the cuts imposed on them on their livelihoods of their pensions are on their potential jobs well that you cannot agree upon a budget of their own. it said image is everything in politics and in these times
of austerity the e.u. is eager to do what ever it takes to maintain a good reputation even if it means the spending big two million euro's have apparently been earmarked to spend on a p.r. war with online euro skeptics nigel for raja from the u.k. independence party think this such actions show the blog is noble than a banana republic but they decided that they got to train in house staff in the run up to the european elections of twenty four team to train those people to go online to look at facebook twitter and other social media sites and to correct that's their word not mine to correct any misapprehensions that may exist about the european union and i have to say the fact that it's a parliament that is doing this that is using taxpayers' money to do this says a lot about the institutions that all brought about parliaments is the person is it's him a chair of parliament he's the speaker in westminster he's the chairman in other
parliaments around the world but he and all the rest of the staff are supposed to be neutral they're not supposed to take any political position at all and the fact of the parliament decided it's going to spend money time and resources doing this shows you that frankly they're no better than a banana republic this is all the mcgarvie would do or someone like that so i think many people outside would be shocked by it having worked there myself for thirteen years i'm not surprised at all they are really really scared they're scared that from north to south to east to west all over the european union citizens are saying we've never voted for this thing to become the united states of europe we've never asked to have the majority of our laws made somewhere else and we want to do something about it so they're scared and they're fighting back. online a key documents in russia's recent history disappear as the accord to marry the
soviet union's break up vanishes in bellary use sparking predictions of the might make the fortune. also alien life forms scientists claim that i galaxy contains billions of potentially happen to all planets read more on that at our dot com. the georgian parliament house was blown president saakashvili is and will address to his party though minority refused to agree to a constitutional amendments removing his right to fire the government the president's party lost its grip on power in a recent parliamentary vote for in a crackdown on protests and claims of human rights abuses against political prisoners artie's alexy or she has been hearing for his hand accounts. georgia has performed miracles we moved from being a failed state will be one of the top business destinations in the world while it would be high to grow up a comic freedom according to the world bank i'll be one number one fighter with corruption worldwide and many people started to believe in the stations people
started to believe the mockers it was because saakashvili is georgia really a beacon of democracy and freedom not from your gaze viewpoint when he's universities rectory refused to build a prayer room he helped organize a ten thousand strong peaceful student rally but it ended with his arrest and sentence of four and a half yes behind bars. guards could just walk into our cell and start beating us for no reason the even twenty year old students in wheelchairs and prison one of the inmates went insane because they showed him footage of how was wife was being raped. georgie thought she'd be spending his time with murder isn't drug barons and stan he found himself among academics architects and write all jailed for having a different opinion to the country's leadership. works as an advisor to the minister of the penitentiary system and he used to be classmates with saakashvili she believes the astonishing number of prisoners in georgia during his reign was to
a large extent personally driven. which is what he had often been joked at in school he directed his revenge against his former classmates when he became president most of them were either stripped of their businesses are put to prison in his presidency we've had twenty five thousand people in jail. weeks before last year's parliamentary vote news of a successful counterterrorism operation in eastern georgia made headlines eleven suspected militants from russia's north caucasus were killed but some said the whole thing was a hoax to discredit russia and in fact the slain men were georgians. first of all their weapons were american made second not. one of them fired off a single shot but not all the uniforms of the so-called fighters were brand new lease was saakashvili is planned he has sent his guys across the border into russia and then had them shot by the georgian police this was
a set up just to frame russia shortly after that event a shocking video of prisoner abuse in georgia and jails went viral and effectively diminished the president's party support by more than a half which lost both the election and control over the country it's not yet known where the secretary will face prosecution over the prison torture allegations but for two hundred political prisoners the change of power meant the chance to walk free because like us we will for many remain as georgia's president until october but he's powers have already been transferred to the prime minister if he wanted to has already declared a national wide amnesty of political prisoners but experts say there was socialization may take several more years saakashvili still tried to block the amnesty with furious comments. i want i will not sign papers which will allow paedophiles and racists to walk free would be the fuel of which let the parliament claim responsibility for that but. r.t. reporting from belief in georgia. after
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